All applicable control tasks can now be performed by a standard industrial PC. The software PLC "PC Worx RT Basic" from Phoenix Contact turns an industrial PC into a full-fledged controller. Programming, visualization and control can be combined in one device. The software PLC is programmed using the PC Worx automation software in all five IEC languages.
By using the industrial PC "Valueline" with Intel Core2Duo processor, a powerful controller with processing times of 0,75 s for 1K-bit instructions can be achieved. The two processor cores for the controller and the Windows world make real-time control possible when used separately. Existing high-level language programs or other software and hardware running under Windows can still be used. The software PLC reduces wiring, cabinet volume and installation space in the system.